A study by Australian researchers and published in the journal Drug & Alcohol Review shows that the consumption of alcohol by a partner or spouse, affects the behavior of another. In particular, are changing the habits of a roommate.
When analyzing the data, 1483 living together of heterosexual couples found that alcohol use by the Respondent was stable and significant indicator that the second partner was also starting to drink alcohol.
More than that: it was an indicator of later use of alcohol is more significant than the first partner.
It was also found that if the alcohol consumed by the woman, as a rule, had a significant effect on subsequent alcohol consumption, her male partner is. If alcohol was consumed the man, it had no significant influence on the behavior and habits of your partner.
“Living together before marriage is becoming an increasingly important step in the relations and a precursor or alternative to marriage. Our results show that cohabitation can significantly affect the habits of the partners, in particular related to the use of alcohol,” said the study’s lead author Jeffrey Leggat.
Together partners need to be aware of potential impact that the consumption of one alcohol may have on otravlenie alcohol other partner, commented scientists.